Aspen FF Audience Award winner 2016
Middleburg FF Audience Award winner 2016
13 year-old Aisholpan is the first female in 12 generations to become an eagle hunter.
The Mongolian steppe provides a breathtaking backdrop for this stirring tale of bird and girl. Panoramic birds-eye cinematography belies the intimacy of this avian love story that beats with a feminist heart. While rooted in tradition, her seemingly modern desire and ability to compete in the Golden Eagle Festival, on equal terms with the men, draws the ire of traditionalists. Her father’s support is testament to her belief in herself. This visual feast pays tribute to courage and the unique bond formed between a master of the skies and its earthbound mistress’ ability to soar.
Courtesy of the Junior Movie Club
- Sat 3, 2pm
- Sun 4, 3pm
- Sun 11, 4pm